If you are one of the lucky ones who owns a Panasonic microwave, then you would have probably realized by now that not all microwaves produced by this brand are fitted with glass panels. Some microwaves have standard glass panels, while others use specially designed glass for their microwave applications. For example, the microwave ovens made by Panasonic have a glass panel as standard, but they also use colored glass panels. These colored glass panels have unique textured designs and patterns printed on them. These patterns are also used in decorating the glass panels.
When it comes to replacing damaged or broken microwave parts, there are two things you can do. The first option is to get a new glass enclosure from Panasonic. This can be quite expensive and if you are not looking to replace just one part, this may not be a viable option for you. However, if you have several parts that need replacing, a replacement glass enclosure will cost much less than buying a whole new microwave. Furthermore, when you buy a new glass enclosure, you can be sure that your microwave is operating at its full capacity.
One of the problems when it comes to replacing parts such as the glass enclosure is that you have no other choice but to use glass that is slightly dirty. Glass is usually polished before it is used in a microwave. Once polished, glass starts to form a film over it which prevents heat from passing through the glass. Also, once the glass is installed, it may form a groove that makes it difficult to clean the microwaves. In some cases, the groove may even allow the formation of air bubbles that can affect the overall efficiency of your appliance. It is therefore important that you handle the glass carefully to avoid any damage to the appliance.
You can remove most scratches and small abrasions on glass panels using glass cleaner. When you are done cleaning the microwave, make sure to check for drips. If there are any, use some water to wipe them off. Then, using a soft cloth, gently wipe the glass enclosure and the rest of the microwave until they are free of streaks and dust. To prevent them from getting too dusty, you can blow some air out of the vents on the top of the microwave. The glass tray is also an area that you should occasionally replace so that it does not get too dirty.
After cleaning the glass enclosure, you will next have to take a look at the microwave’s electrical components. Make sure to check all of the parts that could require replacement. Some of these parts include the microwave’s heating element, its main power supply, the microwave’s vent, and the glass feed tube. Replace these parts as needed.
For the glass feed tube, you will have to look at its windings. After replacing the winding, you will have to clean the tube and then replace it back into the glass enclosure. The other glass part that may need replacing is the dome. If it is cracked or chipped, you will also need to repair or replace it.
One of the most important microwave parts that you should never forget about is the microwave’s safety switch. This is a very important safety feature. If it does not work, you will have no other option but to turn it off. Thus, having a working safety switch is of critical importance. Try checking the glass enclosure for any damage. If the damage is minor, you can simply replace the glass enclosure, but in most cases, you should replace the part.
There are quite a few websites in the internet that offer advice and assistance on all matters concerning the microwave. For this reason, if you are not comfortable with replacing your own microwave parts, you should consider hiring one of their expert technicians. Just remember to check carefully whether the technician is certified before hiring him. Although it is not a must, it would be better to purchase a branded microwave as opposed to an unknown one.